A security guard was assaulted at a downtown Austin homeless center, police said
AUSTIN (KXAN) – A security guard working at the Trinity Center on Friday was injured after being attacked by a woman who tried to stab him, according to court documents.
Around 11 a.m., an Austin police officer responded to a 911 call from a security guard who said a woman, later identified by APD as Montinique Hodges, had just assaulted him while he was working, then left the scene, according to arrest affidavit.
The security guard told the APD officer it happened after he had to stop a fight at the center involving several people, including Hodges. According to the affidavit, the guard said he was trying to follow protocol and get her out of the center because she was the aggressor.
The security guard initially talked Hodges into leaving and she refused and became verbally aggressive, so the security guard began physically removing her. When he did, Hodges punched him several times and bit him on the arm, the affidavit said.
After Hodges exited the center, the guard tried to close the door, but she wouldn’t let him and then threatened to stab him, pulled a knife from his pocket and began slashing at the guard, according to the affidavit.
The security guard was left with a lacerated wound on his lower back and a cut wound on his arm.
He was able to get inside and away from Hodges, who left the scene. He described Hodges to officers, who were able to find her about a block away about 20 minutes after the attack.
Attorney information for Hodges was not available when last checked Monday afternoon.
Officers took the security guard to where they found Hodges, and he was able to identify her.
A warrant was issued for Hodges’ arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.